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New Women’s Cycling group

We have an exciting new cycling project for women coming up – bringing women together to cycle, support each other, increase confidence and have fun.

We’ll be running free women’s only group training for beginners on Thursdays and Sundays in March, at St James sports ground.

And if you’re an experienced cyclist, please join us as a ride buddy. We’ve got ‘Breeze Riders Leaders Training’ on 18 March so please contact us if you’d like to take part.

Contact carolyn@hornbeam.org.uk.

womens cycling leaflet
womens cycling leaflet

People’s Kitchen – first Monday of every month

People's Kitchen menu
People’s Kitchen menu

The first Community Monday of every month is People’s Kitchen – delicious lunch made from food that would have been wasted.

Food is served 1pm, or come and help make the lunch and join us at 10am.

Everyone welcome so come and share your lunch with others who live and work locally. Do tell your neighbour or colleagues.

People's Kitchen volunteers preparing food
People’s Kitchen volunteers preparing food

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Waltham Forest Food Rescue are also running pop-up ‘pay-what-you-feel’ food stalls around the borough.

  • Every Monday, 12:00 – 15:00 out the the Hornbeam
  • Every Tuesday. 14:30 – 17:30 at Friday Hill Tenants Management Organisation offices
  • First Saturday of the Month, At the Transition Leytonstone Market outside Matalan, Leytonstone High Road.

We welcome suggestions of new places for pop-up Food Rescue stalls and would love to hear from people who would like to volunteer.

Contact Poppy. 

Introducing… Makeover Mondays!

Please join us on the Last Monday of every month (9.30am start, lunch at 1.30pm) for the tasks that keep this building ticking over and remaining an amazing resource for so many groups in the community.

Click here to join us, ensuring that you let us know that it’s Makeover Mondays that you’re interested in!

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Inspiration! From http://www.thelifeofluxury.com

February 27th:  Hallway Makeover!
It’s time to retire the beautiful art in our upstairs hallway and re-imagine our corridor.

We need… more mirrors, ALOT of paint and a few ladders.

March 27th: OFFICE Makeover!
This is the one Rebecca is most excited about.

We need… some sort of wonderful pre-loved floor covering and we have three months to source it…   GO!

If you can’t come:

  • donate a few pounds for fixtures and fittings?
  • source us some great mirrors/hooks/frames/a funky toilet seat from sell or swap?!
  • tell anyone else you know!

If painting and DIY isn’t your thing, we have plenty of admin tasks too.

And there’s a TASTY LUNCH for your efforts too!

Visit to Hawkwood – Organiclea’s Growing Site

Wed 11 Jan: Group visit to Hawkwood, Organiclea’s growing site in Chingford. 

chard-growing hawkwood-chard We’re organising a trip to the Organiclea’s amazing growing site in Chingford for anyone interested in volunteering there.

 

 

Meet at the Hornbeam at 10.30am and we will travel together by bus to Hawkwood.

toilet-shedFor more info on volunteering roles at Organiclea, visit https://www.organiclea.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/

Pay-what-you-feel stalls popping up in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Food Rescue are running pop-up ‘pay-what-you-feel’ food stalls around the borough.

Free baby food that would have been wasted!
Free baby food that would have been wasted!

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Every Monday, 12:00 – 15:00 at the the Hornbeam

Every Tuesday. 14:30 – 17:30 at Friday Hill Tenants Management Organisation offices

First Saturday of the Month, at the Transition Leytonstone Market outside Matalan, Leytonstone High Road.

We welcome suggestions of new places for pop-up Food Rescue stalls and would love to hear from people who would like to volunteer. Contact Poppy

Making Herbal Remedies in Chingford

Tuesday 24th January, 2.30-4.30pm at Friday Hill TMO, Chingford
Make your own herbal remedies for the family with local medical herbalist Rasheeqa of Hedge Herbs.
Making herbal remedies
Making herbal remedies
Learn how to make effective and tasty medicines for the kids when they get poorly, with kitchen ingredients and local plants! Natural healthcare at low cost and with connection to our environment: healthy families, healthy communities, healthy earth.
Hedge Herbs pot
Hedge Herbs pot

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We will look at common seasonal lurgies from coughs, colds and flus to allergies, skin and tummy upsets.
Make and take home a winter herbal cough syrup for the family.
The Chingdale Centre
19 Chingdale Road, London, E4 6HZ

Mon 23 Jan – Community Monday with Hedgeherbs at the Hornbeam

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Make your own herbal remedies for the family with medical herbalist Rasheeqa of Hedgeherbs at the Hornbeam between 10am-1pm.
Learn how to make effective and tasty medicines for the kids when they get poorly, with kitchen ingredients and local plants! Natural healthcare at low cost and with connection to our environment: healthy families, healthy communities, healthy earth.
We will looks at common seasonal lurgies from coughs, colds and flus to allergies, skin and tummy upsets.
Booking essential (details to follow).

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Community Mondays in January

 

All are welcome to Community Mondays
All are welcome to Community Mondays

Weekly drop-in opportunity to help out or skill-up at the Hornbeam. Volunteers help maintain the space together, pick up some skills and have a free lunch too. Every Monday, 11am -2pm.

Jamming happens every week with Organiclea upstairs at the Hornbeam from 10am-1pm. To be a jamming volunteer please contact volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk to book a place

Drop in any Monday between 10am and 2pm to find out more about our range of volunteering opportunities that happen each Monday. Everyone welcome.

Mon 9 Jan, People’s Kitchen, 10am-2pm. The first Community Monday of every month is People’s Kitchen – delicious lunch made from food that would have been wasted.

Food is served at 1pm. Everyone welcome so come and share your lunch with others who live and work locally. Do tell your neighbours or colleagues. To volunteer please contact Carolyn at volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk.

Eating together on Community MondaysEating together on Community Mondays
Eating together on Community Mondays

Pay-what-you-feel food stalls borough-wide
Waltham Forest Food Rescue are also running pop-up ‘pay-what-you-feel’ food stalls around the borough.

  • Every Monday, 12:00 – 15:00 at the the Hornbeam
  • Every Tuesday. 14:30 – 17:30 at Friday Hill Tenants Management Organisation offices
  • First Saturday of the Month, at the Transition Leytonstone Market outside Matalan, Leytonstone High Road.

We welcome suggestions of new places for pop-up Food Rescue stalls and would love to hear from people who would like to volunteer. Contact Poppy.

Monday 16 Jan: Kids Kitchen 10-12pm, Cooking with the under fives, singing songs together and washing up. Please book to secure your place.

Mon 23 Jan Community Monday with Hedge Herbs, 10am-12pm Make your own herbal remedies for childhood ailments with Rasheeqa from Hedgeherbs.

Mon 30 Jan – Admin/DIY and Toilet Makeover! 9.30-1.30
Please join us for the tasks that keep this building ticking over and remaining an amazing resource for so many groups in the community.

The upstairs toilet needs some serious TLC! Mirrors, hooks, grout cleaner, and a plumber that’s handy with cisterns. Last Monday of every month, come at 9.30am, lunch at 1.30pm.

NOTE

Stay, Play and Protest is NOT on in January, but will start again on Mon 6 February 1.30-2.30pm
Stay, play & protest is a new type of parenting group. It’s an informal drop-in for parents and their children with a twist – talking about things that make our lives difficult and how as a group we can make them better. Contact Esther
Join the Stay, Play and Protest Facebook group for more details. 

 

Kids Kitchen

Kids Kitchen
Kids Kitchen

As part of the Hornbeam’s Community Mondays, Kids Kitchen will be on the third Monday of every month. Join us with your little-ins –  prepare and eat fresh healthy food with while singing songs, playing and washing up.

Kids Kitchen is a collective of Parents and Vegan Chefs who want to share food with young children. Creating spaces for Kids and parents to get stuck in and explore cooking, local, organic, fun food with out having to worry how much mess they are making!

If you have a child or children under 5 come to Kids’ Kitchen, or tell your friends who do to, and cook a fun, healthy lunch while exploring, enjoying and learning about food.

10am-12pm at the Hornbeam Cafe.
£4 (£2 concessions) – includes lunch for your child.
Please book as spaces are limited.

Here’s a link to our facebook page, so please feel free to “like” us and share us with your friends on facebook.
See you soon

Low Cost Parenting – 10p burger workshops

Sun 27 Nov, 2-4pm, Learning Lodge
Mon 28 Nov, 10am-12pm, Hornbeam Centre
Learn how to make tasty, healthy family food on a budget on Sunday in the beautiful location of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve or on Monday at the Hornbeam Centre and Cafe.
Join us to make cheap and healthy bean burgers - yum!
Join us to make cheap and healthy bean burgers – yum!
We’ll be making Jack Munroe’s delicious 10p beanburgers. Kids can eat the fruits of your labour! Free, donations towards costs welcome. Craft activities also available for children if they don’t want to join in with the food activity.
Parents welcome with or without children, eat the burgers for lunch in our cafe or take them home with you!
Folding buggies only please if coming to the Hornbeam session.